About This Guide
This guide will help students in their research of the gendered impacts of international development.
Reference Books in the Nadine Vorhoff Library
The Penguin Atlas of Women in the World, Fourth Edition. Joni Seager. 2009.
Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women: Global Women's Issues and Knowledge. Vol. 1, pp. 317-374
The State of Women in the World Atlas. Seager.
Women and Development: Articles, Books, and Research Papers Indexed in the Joint Bank-Fund Library, Washington, D.C.
Women in the Third World: An Encyclopedia of Contemporary Issues
Google Books and Other Sources
Google's is not the only wholesale digitization effort going on. Microsoft, Yahoo, and numerous university presses and other publishers teamed up in Fall 2005 to form the Open Content Alliance (OCA; http://www.opencontentalliance.org/) The OCA intends to build a multilingual and multimedia collection. OCA books will in the future be accessible directly through the OCA website and indexed through Yahoo, but are best browed or searched at present through the "texts" section of the Internet Archive site at http://www.archive.org/details/texts.
There are also projects that attempt to index available e-books. The Digital Book Index (DBI) at http://www.digitalbookindex.org/ has kept up reasonably well with existing projects, and the Online Books Page (http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/) links to 25,000 free e-books, but these figures will be dwarfed by the Google and OCA projects.